Lt William Stewart

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Reference WMO268425

Address:

Parish Church

Manse Lane

St Fillans, Perthshire

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: Marble Tablet on black marble backboard. Lt Stewart was killed at Gwalior. His wife Jane and two year old son Robert were murdered in the subsequent massacre.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/WILLIAM STEWART ESQUIRE., OF ARDVORLICH/ELDEST SON OF THE KATE MAJOR W.M. STEWART OF THE BENGAL ARMY.LIEUTENANT IN THE HONBLE. EAST INDIA COMPANYS BENGAL ARTILLERY/AND CAPTAIN COMMANDANT OF A BATTERY IN SCINDIAH'S CONTINGENT/WHO WAS SEVERLEY WOUNDED IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY AT GWALIOR/ON THE NIGHT OF 14TH JUNE 1857, BY THE MUTINOUS SEPOYS/AND BY THEM MURDERED ON THE FOLLOWING MORNING, AGED 30 YEARS/ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF HIS WIFE/JANE TURNLY, AGED 27 YEARS/YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE HILL WILLSON, ESQUIRE/LIEUTENANT IN THE NONBLE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S BENGAL ENGINEERS/AND THEIR SON ROBERT WALTER AGED 2 YEARS/WHO WERE KILLED ON THE NIGHT OF THE 14TH IDEM./AMONG THE FIRST VICTIMS OF THE MUTINY AT GWALIOR IN THE EAST INDIES/WHERE THE REMAINS OF BOTH THE PARENTS AND CHILD LIE INTERRED/THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOWED MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN/"WHAT I DO THOU KMOWEST NOT NOW BUT THY SHALT KNOW HEREAFTER."/ST JOHN XIIII.7

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